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Festival hopping in honor of the Black Nazarene and Santo Niño

The colorful culture of the Philippines is best seen through the vibrant festivals, which are fusions of Catholic and secular practices

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Our God is a happy God, a God of joy. Our God is a child God. Our God is a dancing God.

Photos: ‘Pit Senyor!’

Devotees of the image of the Child Jesus would cry on top of their voices “Pit Senyor!”

Photos: Filipinos honor Child Jesus in colorful festival

The devotion of Filipinos, especially people from the central province of Cebu, to the Child Jesus has deep historical roots

From darkness to light: A priest’s encounter with the Sto. Niño

Father Leonilo Dagpin Jr. promised to continue preaching the “marvels of the Sto. Niño”

Photos: Santo Niño de Cebu

The image of the Christ Child is widely venerated as miraculous by Filipino Catholics

Thousands of Filipino Catholics join ‘Walk of Faith’ to honor Black...

Father Jun Sescon, Quiapo church rector, invited the devotees to “conversion” and into a “deeper relationship with Jesus”

Photos’: Walk of Faith’

Close to a hundred thousand devotees of the Black Nazarene of Manila joined a ‘Walk of Faith’ before dawn on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023

Photos: ‘Pagpupugay’ sa Poong Nazareno

Unlike in previous years, devotees were only allowed to wipe their towels and touch the feet of the image

Photos: Religious procession of image of Cebu’s ‘Nuestra Señora de Regla’

The celebration of the "feast" of the image every 21st of November usually attracts thousands of devotees in the central Philippines

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